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Tekla reforms its regional organization: Nordic Area Will Be Responsible For B&C Business In The Nordic Countries


9 January 2007 - The Building & Construction business area of Tekla Corporation, which produces the Tekla Structures modeling software for the construction industry, is to increase the efficiency of its operations by establishing a new Nordic regional organization. Nordic Area will be responsible for sales, customer service and marketing in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Tekla’s subsidiary Tekla Software AB has operated in Sweden since 1996. Tekla opened an office in Denmark in the autumn of 2006. In Norway, Tekla is represented by a partner, Engineering Data Resources AS. The Nordic Area organization will also be responsible for sales to Iceland and the Baltic States. Operations in Finland will continue in their present form.

B&C’s new Nordic organization will be led by Mr. Leif Granholm, Country Director for Sweden. At the moment, Nordic Area has 12 employees, most of whom work in sales and customer service. Customer contact persons will remain unchanged and will continue to serve customers in their own language.

“One reason for the organizational reform is that we want to improve our services to construction companies in the Nordic countries, the largest of which operate in the entire Nordic area" Granholm says. The reform is partly a response to the internationalization of the entire construction industry and increasing cooperation between organizations.

“When we centralize services to customers in the Nordic area and use our own resources more effectively we gain a clearer overall picture of our clientele, and at the same time we can support their operations both inside the company and in their cooperation with other companies,” he explains.

Business growth in the area has been strong, and the new organization will boost growth further. The structure and operations of the construction industry are very similar in the Nordic countries and Baltic States; Finland and Norway have traditionally been strong markets for Tekla.

"The new regional organization will allow us to serve our customers even better than before,” says Mr. Risto Räty, who is in charge of Tekla Building & Construction. “We believe the reorganization will benefit our customers because through our area offices and resellers we will bring best practice to the entire markets in the Nordic countries and the Baltic States,” he adds.

Tekla Structures
Tekla B&C’s product Tekla Structures software is a building information modeling (BIM) tool that streamlines the delivery process of design, detailing, manufacture, and construction organizations. While integrating openly with architectural models, its strength lies in the contractor end of the process. Thousands of Tekla Structures software users in more than 80 countries have successfully delivered BIM-based projects across the world.

Tekla Structures’ ability to process extensive amounts of data offers the possibility to create detailed 3D models that apply to every stage of design and construction. From planning and design development thru to fabrication and installation, Tekla models naturally develop in parallel, representing the “as-built” condition of a building. Tekla Structures effectively integrates into any best-of-breed software driven workflow, while maintaining the highest levels of data integrity and accuracy. Such collaborative workflows are the cornerstone to minimizing errors and maximizing efficiency, resulting in high profitability and on-time project completion. Tekla Structures encompasses specialized configurations for structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, precast concrete detailers and manufacturers, as well as contractors.

Tekla Corporation
Tekla is a leading international software company whose innovative software solutions make customers’ core businesses more effective in building and construction, energy distribution and in municipalities. The company’s model-based software products and related services are used in more than 80 countries. Tekla Group’s net sales for 2005 amounted to approximately 38 million euros. At the moment, international operations account for 75% of net sales. Tekla has area offices in 11 countries: headquarters in Espoo, Finland, and offices in Sweden, Germany, the UK, France, the US, Japan, Malaysia, China, India and the UAE. In addition to these Tekla has a worldwide partner network. Tekla Group employs more than 300 persons, of whom about a third work outside Finland. Tekla was established in 1966 and is one of the oldest software companies in Finland. Additional information on Tekla at


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